Series 389 - Research papers of Peter Herbst

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Research papers of Peter Herbst


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(1919 - 2007)

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Peter Herbst was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University. Herbst was born in Heidelberg of Jewish parents, and had been sent to school in England. In 1940, he shipped out aboard the Dunera, to be interned in Australia. He found a way out of the internment camp in 1942 by enlisting in the Australian army. At the same time he studied philosophy at the University of Melbourne. After spending 1956–61 at the University College of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), where he had been promoted to professor, Herbst joined the ANU in 1962 as professor in philosophy. Herbst retired in 1984.

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